Two undiscovered Vivaldi sonatas found

Updated: Nov 20, 2010, 09:09 AM IST

London: Two previously undiscovered sonatas by 18th century Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi have been found in a London manuscript collection, said Friday the museum where the documents came to light.

Along with the works by Vivaldi - best known for "The Four Seasons" set of violin concertos - works by Haendel, Corelli and Purcell were also discovered.

The anthology was compiled between 1715 and 1725. A businessman, who has since died, previously owned the collection. London`s Foundling Museum acquired the papers in 2008.

Experts speculate that Vivaldi wrote the two sonatas for amateur musicians. One of the pieces, a sonata in C-major, will be premiered Sunday in Liverpool.